For a third time this season, redshirt freshman Alexis Yetna was selected as the American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Week on Monday. Fresh off a triple-double, redshirt junior Laquincy Rideau was also named to the Weekly Honor Roll.
Our guy @AlxsYtn_7 averaged a double-double, scored a career-high 2️⃣4️⃣ points and shot 57.1 percent from the field last week.— USF Men's Basketball (@USFMBB) January 14, 2019
Today he won his third @American_MBB Freshman of the Week award. @sir_queskie had a triple-double and landed on the Honor Roll. #RunWithUs pic.twitter.com/p28fQwt2IL
In a 66-48 victory over Tulane on Wednesday and an 82-80 tough overtime loss at Temple on Saturday, Yetna averaged 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 57.1 percent from the floor and 50.0 percent from behind the arc.
The Paris, France native ranks ninth in the NCAA in double-doubles (nine), leads the AAC with 10.8 rebounds per game and is also seventh in the nation with 3.9 offensive rebounds per game.
On Wednesday, Yetna knocked down a career-best three triples to help USF win a seventh straight home game. On Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, he totaled a career-high 24 points and made four big baskets during a 23-5 USF run to open the second half.
With another one in Cincinnati on Tuesday night, Yetna can become the first Bull since Kentrell Gransberry in 2008 to have a double-double in four straight games.
After registering the first USF triple-double in 13 years and just the sixth NCAA triple-double on points-assists-steals in the past 20 seasons, Rideau earned a spot on the Weekly Honor Roll for a third time this season.
The West Palm Beach native averaged 12.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 6.5 steals per game last week, capping it all off with 18 points, 10 assists and 10 steals in USF’s furious comeback at Temple.
The Bulls (12-4, 2-2 AAC) return to action against Cincinnati on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. from Fifth Third Arena. The game will be televised by ESPNEWS.